The Daily Populous

Sunday January 1st, 2023 evening edition

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The change, implemented by a state law passed last year, marked a major milestone: half of America’s 50 states now allow people to carry handguns without first seeking a permit.

Since 2010, however, nearly two dozen states have followed suit, with 11 of them passing permitless carry laws in the last three years alone.

A model walks the runway during the NRA Concealed Carry Fashion Show on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Half of America’s 50 states now allow people to carry handguns without first seeking a permit.

“Half the states of the union are now recognizing it.”.

“You see clearance rates for all crimes drop when states move in the direction of letting more people carry guns.”.

States with permitless carry could become the majority before the year’s end. »

Former Pope Benedict XVI dies in Vatican monastery aged 95

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Pope Francis led tributes to his predecessor on Saturday, after Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died in a monastery in the Vatican at the age of 95.

Francis went to see Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI soon after he passed away Saturday morning, according to Bruni.

News of Benedict’s death came days after Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for him, saying he was “very sick.”. »

Japan joins U.N. Security Council as new nonpermanent member

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Japan joined the U.N. Security Council as a nonpermanent member Sunday, starting a two-year stint amid growing calls for the world body's reform following its failure to halt Russia's aggression in Ukraine.

Tokyo takes a nonpermanent seat of the council, in charge of ensuring international peace and security, for a record 12th time since it became a member of the United Nations in 1956 following its previous 2016-2017 term.

Japan has long expressed its ambition to become a permanent member of a reformed Security Council, along with countries such as Germany, India and Brazil. »

1 killed, 9 others injured in New Year’s Eve shooting in Alabama

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A 24-year-old man was killed and nine others were injured in a shooting in Mobile, Alabama, Saturday night, according to local police, just blocks from where people had gathered for the city’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Dauphin Street around 11:14 p.m. CT, the Mobile Police Department said in a news release.

When officers arrived, they found an “unknown subject” had shot a 24-year-old man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the release said. »

Horizon Zero Dawn remake for PS5 is not being developed by Guerrilla Games – Rumour

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Horizon Zero Dawn may have a PS5 remake in the works, but it would not be developed by Guerrilla, according to an insider.

According to him, he heard that some other team is working on a remake of Horizon: Zero Dawn, but did not disclose who exactly, so as not to substitute his source.

The original Horizon: Zero Dawn was released in 2017 on the PlayStation 4 and received a port for PC in 2020. source – paywalled via Patreon. »